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Dr Geoffrey Cupit

BA(Hons) Lancaster, PhD Liverpool

Convenor of Political Science & Public Policy, Senior Lecturer

Political Science & Public Policy

School of Social Sciences


Geoffrey Cupit has a BA (Hons) in Philosophy from Lancaster, and a PhD in Political Theory and Institutions from Liverpool. He is the author of Justice as Fittingness (Oxford University Press, 1996), and his work has appeared in a number of philosophy and political science journals including the Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Ethics, the Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophy, and Political Science. He has recently held visiting research fellowships at Durham University, Oxford University and the University of St Andrews.


Political philosophy, particularly justice and fairness.

Research Interests

Political philosophy; the relationship between political ideas and ethical theory.

Recent Publications

  • Cupit, G. (2013) Age discrimination
    Book chapter - The International Encyclopedia of Ethics
  • Cupit, G. (2013) Desert
    Book chapter - The International Encyclopedia of Ethics
  • Cupit, G. (2013) Fraternity and equality
    Refereed journal article - Philosophy
  • Cupit, G. (2011) Fairness as order: A grammatical and etymological prolegomenon
    Refereed journal article - Journal of Value Inquiry

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Teaching Commitments

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Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Cupit, Dr Geoffrey 8733 cupit J.2.15 Political Science & Public Policy

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